1.5 CLECredit Hours including .75 Professional Conduct (pending)
Presented by: Peter Silverman, Esq., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
Within the first twenty minutes of hearing about a dispute and a preliminary call to the other side, most advocates know roughly where a dispute should, and will, settle. Most neutrals feel the same way. So why don't most matters resolve in a few weeks? We could all rattle off a few reasons: fear of appearing a pushover; need for discovery; greed of advocates who make money on stretching out disputes; in-house inertia and CYA of the actors involved. All of these can be addressed and disposed of. What's needed is a commonly-understood protocol, similar to collaborative law, with defined, higher, ethical standards, common terminology, and a rigorous, stepped process. This seminar will address the perceived roadblocks to early resolution of disputes, and explain the protocols for making the process work.